- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 05, 1946
Time: c 02:00
Location: Elko, Nevada
Operator: Trans-Luxury Airlines
Flight #: 850
Route: New York City - San Francisco
AC Type: Douglas DC-3 (C-47-A5-DL)
Registration: NC57850
cn / ln: 9214
Aboard: 22   (passengers:19  crew:3)
Fatalities: 21   (passengers:18  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft lost contact with the ground in fog and crashed into a hillside while attempting to land at Elko Airport. A two-year-old boy was the only survivor. The pilot continued the approach after losing visual contact with the airport due to fog. Unfamiliarity of the pilot with the terrain. Insufficent fuel aboard to proceed to an alternate landing site.
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